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Ex pat Yorkshireman living in North Wales. Married to Heather. Two dogs, Two cats

Tuesday, 11 September 2007

Been trying to do cluny leaves. but these nadgered fingers of mine won't stay in place with out getting severe cramp.
SOLUTION
Pro's:-
Cost's nothing.
Con's:-
See equipment source!!
Equipment and method of procurement.

1 Steal wifes cork, pricking board ( she does Maltese style bobbin lace ) .

Here are a couple of examples.


2 Raid wifes needlework box for pins.
Thats it.
I hope that the folowing pictures are clear enough




I just need to work on how the leaf is shaped now and hopefully things should be fine

7 comments:

snowy said...

Hello, Bob, I sympathise about crappy threads...I have found internet invaluable for buying stuff for tatting...or even e-bay.
DMC 80 is one of the easiest threads, and maybe if your wife has lace-making supplies she may have some in her box. It looks rather fine, but is a lot easier to use than many of the thicker threads.

Jane Eborall said...

Fancy stealing your wife's 'bits and pieces' - what a disgrace!!!!!! I'm sure she was willing to share anyway. LOVE your tatting and her bobbin lace (used to do that, once!). Well done on the clunies - I've just had lessons from Mimi Dillman the 'cluny queen'. SO glad I've just found your blog too.
May your knots always flip for you.
JaneEb

Tattycat said...

Very good work and smart improvising. I also love your wife's bobbin lace, especially the Madonna. The Madonna and Child are my favorite subjects for woodcarving.

jbeachnau said...

Hello Bob, I was wondering if your wife could tell me where she got the pricking pattern for the Maddonna she did in lace? I reallly want to make that in lace. Please contact me at jbutterskotch@hotmail.com. I will pay for the pattern and instructions even if they are hers if she will just copy them and send them to me. Thank YOu. Jane Beachnau

jbeachnau said...

Hello Bob, I was wondering if your wife could tell me where she got the Madonna pattern? I would like the pricking and instructions and am will ing to buy any copies of both if she has them. Please contact me at jbutterskotch@hotmail.com. Thank you. Jane Beachnau

jbeachnau said...

Hello Bob, I was wondering if your wife could tell me where she got the pricking pattern for the Maddonna she did in lace? I reallly want to make that in lace. Please contact me at jbutterskotch@hotmail.com. I will pay for the pattern and instructions even if they are hers if she will just copy them and send them to me. Thank YOu. Jane Beachnau

jbeachnau said...

Hello Bob, I was wondering if your wife could tell me where she got the pricking pattern for the Maddonna she did in lace? I reallly want to make that in lace. Please contact me at jbutterskotch@hotmail.com. I will pay for the pattern and instructions even if they are hers if she will just copy them and send them to me. Thank YOu. Jane Beachnau